SOURCE: Marketwired; OTC Markets Group

Marketwired; OTC Markets Group

Marketwired; OTC Markets Group

October 01, 2013 09:45 ET

OTC Markets Group and Marketwired Announce News Distribution Agreement for OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® Companies

Companies May Now Use Marketwired to Distribute News and Disclosure via OTC Markets Group's OTC Disclosure & News Service to U.S. Investors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) -   OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, and Marketwired, a global newswire and social communications company, today announced a strategic news distribution agreement that will provide OTCQX®, OTCQB® and OTC Pink® companies a seamless, cost-effective way to broaden the dissemination of company news and information to investors and meet regulatory requirements.

Companies may now use Marketwired's news distribution service to publish press releases via OTC Markets Group's OTC Disclosure & News Service, which is posted to www.otcmarkets.com and other web portals and delivered to broker-dealers who trade OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink securities. Companies that previously posted press releases separately via Marketwired and OTC Disclosure & News Service can now use Marketwired as a single point-of-access, eliminating duplication and ensuring maximum distribution of their news and disclosure to traders, analysts, investors and the media.

"We are always looking for ways to enhance and streamline the communications process for companies trading on our marketplaces through greater connectivity and choice," said Lisabeth Heese, Managing Director of Issuer and Information Services for OTC Markets Group. "Our agreement with Marketwired will enable us to meet the needs of mutual clients looking to maximize the distribution of their news and financial information in the U.S. market. We look forward to working with Marketwired to continue to bring transparency and efficiency to the OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink marketplaces."

"The integration of our news distribution service with OTC Markets Group's OTC Disclosure & News Service will allow us to provide OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink companies with greater brand visibility and market influence," said Bernadette Lee, VP of Global Partners and Media Solutions for Marketwired. "OTC Markets Group is leading the charge in driving transparency, and we're making it easier for companies to optimize, socialize and publish their news as well as track their success in reaching and connecting with investors and media." 

About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks -- OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace with Qualified Companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Stage Marketplace with U.S. Reporting Companies; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace with Variable Reporting Companies. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC registered ATS.

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About Marketwired
Partnering with companies of all sizes -- from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises -- Marketwired is an innovative, social communications company offering best-in-class, global news distribution and reporting. Powered by Sysomos, Marketwired's products also provide state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics. This critical business intelligence provides instant and unlimited access to all social media conversations, allowing brands to see what's happening, why it's happening, and who's driving the conversations.

Marketwired is majority-owned by OMERS Private Equity (www.omerspe.com).

Contact Information

  • Media Contact for OTC Markets Group:
    Saskia Sidenfaden
    Director of Corporate Communications
    +1 (212) 896-4428
    saskia@otcmarkets.com

    Media Contact for Marketwired:
    Bernadette Lee
    Vice President, Global Partners and Media Solutions
    +1 (416) 814-2530
    blee@marketwired.com